Lower Hookner Cottage
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Situated in the ancient Dartmoor settlement of Hookner, Lower Hookner Farm nestles between the heights of King Tor and Easdon Tor in a secluded valley at the end of a quiet lane.
The farm has woodland, fields and streams offering a profusion of wild flowers and wild life, which visitors are welcome to explore. In addition our gates give you direct access to the open moor and the Mariners' way footpath runs through the farm.
We are a working hill farm with moorland rights in an environmentally sensitive area, using traditional methods to manage our herd of suckler cows. We also keep horses, chickens and ducks. We are a dog friendly farm and welcome well behaved, under control dogs.
The nearest village is North Bovey, 2 miles, with a thatched pub beside the tree studdied green. Moretonhampstead and Chagford, each 4 miles, are the nearest shopping towns.
The lovely beaches of S Devon and the wild and rugged N Devon Coasts are both within one hours driving distance.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Teignmouth 25 km|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 40 km, Nearest railway: Exeter 25 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Further details indoors|
Inside the cottage, leading off the hall is a large living room with comfortable chairs, TV and inglenook fireplace with an oil fired Aga. There is a well equipped kitchen area, with fitted cupboards and a beech work surface.
Upstairs there are two bedrooms one with a king sized brass bed and one with twin beds and it's own washbasin. Each bedroom has newly fitted carpets and pretty Laura Ashley wallpaper and curtains.
The upstairs bathroom has a power shower over the bath.
|Further details outdoors|
The cottage is set in its own private, well established, walled garden with a small leat running through it. Garden furniture is provided for those sunny days, enjoying the peace and quiet of the country or BBQing on a summer evening.
The farm has direct access onto the open moor, woodland, fields and streams to explore. Chickens and ducks to feed, eggs to collect.
Heated outdoor swimming pools at Moretonhampstead and Chagford, both 4 miles.
Lower Hookner Farm is an ideal base for a family holiday, to explore Dartmoor and to visit many of the well known local attractions including the Miniature Pony centre 2 miles, Castle Drogo 5 miles, Becky Falls 5 Miles
Exeter is 15 miles away with a cathedral, cinemas and shops and Plymouth has the National Marine Aquarium and the Theatre Royal 25 miles way. For an exciting day out the Eden Project is 1 1/2 hour's drive and tickets can be purchased in the local tourist Information office in Moretonhampstead.
Riding is available in Widecombe in the Moor and Golf at the nearby Bovey Castle or Stover in Newton Abbot.
Fishing on local rivers and resevoirs can be arranged by by purchasing permits in Chagford.
The West Country region
The West Country is one of the most beautiful parts of the British Isles to visit, with a mild climate and lush green vegetation, spectacular coastline and wild moorland it has something for everyone.
For more information on the region please do not hesitate to contact us.
We are more than happy to help.
Dartmoor: “the last great wilderness in Southern England” . is approx 365 square miles of beautiful unspoilt countryside. Many of it's heather-covered hills have rocky Tors to explore. Marvellous for walking, riding, picnicking, and for being alone. Just off its edge, amid woods, valleys and farmed hills, are many pretty
villages (sometimes thatched) and very lively small towns. The half of the moor north of the B3212 is the highest and wildest; no villages within it, almost no cultivation. The southern half (where we are ) has the most spectacular tors, best wooded valleys, a few villages like Widecombe, Buckland and Poundsgate in green-field 'oases'. The local Rriver Teign is an exceptionally beautiful river valley.
The River Dart is also spectacular, all the way to the sea at Dartmouth. Very lovely, too, are the valleys of the rivers Avon, Erme, Walkham and Tavy; Lydford Gorge owned by the National Trust, is one of the western moor's most dramatic places to visit. There are several good pubs in the immediate area that all offer good food, an up to date list will be found in the cottage. The Dartmoor National Park Headquarters is at Bovey Tracey, see their website www.dartmoor-npa.gov.uk for more local information.
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4 Oct 2013
"Everything we hoped it would be, and more!"
Everything about our week at Lower Hookner Cottage was excellent. The welcome, the cottage, the very nice owners, the garden, the location, the views, the walks, the places to visit close by, and the … More
12 Aug 2013
"Amazing holiday cottage!!"
We had a brilliant holiday in the cottage. So quiet and peaceful. Our daughter had a fantastic time with the dogs and ducks. The cottage was perfect, especially the Aga which is a dream, to cook on. Susie and James couldn't have welcomed us any better , especially the starter pack off eggs, milk and bread, superb. We will definitely be back next year. The cottage is set in the perfect location. Fantastic holiday.
5 Aug 2013
What a fantastic stay we had in Lower Hookner Cottage! If you're searching for a beautiful, cosy and characteristic accommodation, this is your pick! A wonderful kitchen with an AGA stove, that invites you to cook meals like a 3* chef. A spacious and lovely garden with a little stream in which you can build dams and waterfalls. And last but not least the very warm and welcoming hosts Susie and James.
Top it of with the fact that this precious gem is located within travelling distance of some of Dartmoor NP finest wonders and we can do nothing but highly recommend this place.
26 Jul 2013
We have had a great holiday in the Dartmoor at the end of june and early july 2013. It is a beautifull setting.
Attractive villages, beautiful nature and friendly people.
The Lower Hookner Cottage was for us a very good base.
It is a cosy cottage.
More then enough place for parking my Oldtimer and it is a pleasant that the garden is closed.
The cottage is situated in a quiet area with plenty of privacy.
The AGA is a luxurious and makes it nice and snug inside.
We will be back!!!
23 Jun 2013
Lovely location, having stayed in and around the area for years was really looking forward to our week. Great garden and very peaceful cottage. Only criticism we had was the "rustic" dirt behind the radiators and spiders in most rooms (ones that live in corners of the rooms could be removed). We did not mention this to the owners as it was OK for a week and clean in the most important areas, toilet and kitchen, although the AGA kettle should be recycled. This cottage for a small financial input would be fantastic, new chairs, new curtains in front bedroom, remove decorative spice rack (very greasy), clean inside of wardrobe in second bedroom, skirting boards all need a hot wash etc. But overall great location and we enjoyed the week.
I am sorry that this guest did not find the cottage clean enough and wish that she had brought the matter to our attention when I greeted her shortly after her arrival. The cottage is cleaned thoroughly each week, although within the limited time available. It is a 16th century cottage with old beams, floors etc and dust and occassional spiders are a hazard of such cottages. We do not recycle kettles, chairs etc on an annual basis as we feel tjhis is unneccessary and this enables us to keep our costs affordable.
4 Nov 2012
The cottage is set in a beautiful location nestled between Kings Tor and Easdon Tor, making it an ideal base for walking and taking in the magnificent Dartmoor scenary. The cottage is comfortably furnished with everything you need . Susie and James thoughtfully provide bread ,eggs and milk as an arrival package.
Lower Hookner is a short distance by car from Mortonhampstead a small town with a CO-OP and an excellent independant Butcher / Deli.
James and Susie have wealth of local knowledge including lovely walks and excellent pubs and were friendly and approachable.
Despite the inclement October weather we enjoyed a wonderful peaceful holiday with some great walking. We have two dogs a Golden Retriever and a Jack Russell who were very welcomed and who both fell in love with the Arga. We hope to return again soon.
27 Oct 2012
"Pretty and cosy gettaway, perfect for a peaceful break away to relax and unwind."
When we first were a little unsure If we were in the right place, but once pointed in the right direction by a friendly neighbour we set about unpacking.
The cottage was very sweet, clean and tidy. The Aga in the kitchen/ living area made it feel especially warm and cosy.
We had a lovely Sunday lunch at the ring of bells pub near by, we definitely recommend booking as it seemed to get very busy!
Unfortunately we didn't have the weather during our stay so it did make walks very boggy!
Lunch at the white horse in moretonhamptead was very very nice also.
Bovey castle is very nice as well, we checked in as day guests to use the leisure facilities and then enjoye afternoon tea in the Oak room. Its pricey but worth it in my opinion!
I would say the virtage is good for a short getaway, If you like a small cosy atmosphere, happy to curl up with a good book and venture out and about for walks. The roads are single track so getting out to the main roads is interesting if your not used to rural roads!
Susie and James are lovely and happy to assist/ help wherever needed.
20 Aug 2012
"Lovely Farm with Stunning Views"
This was our second trip to Lower Hookner Farm with our 3 young children having enjoyed our first holiday so much the previous year. We stayed in Lower Hookner Cottage this time (Stable Cottage last year). Both are very well equiped and comfortable. The farm is a great place for the children to play and enjoy the outdoors and a good base to explore the beauty of Dartmoor. The owners (and dogs) are very welcoming and friendly. We will be returning to Lower Hookner again and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a peaceful and relaxing holiday with lots of fresh air and fresh eggs! There is also a very good pub with good food a short drive away.
10 Jun 2012
"lovely long weekend on the moor"
We spent 3 nights down on Dartmoor in some truly horrible weather. The warmth of the welcome was fantastic. Fresh farm eggs from the chickens wandering around the yard. Ducks, geese, horses it was like something out of the darling buds of may! Loved it ,even though it hammered it down with rain we got up onto the moor, had some beautiful walks around the lanes. My 4 year old loved it, we will definately be back!
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